Tricentennial bottle unveiled in Natchez

Tricentennial Collage

On August 3, 1716, the French completed construction of a wooden palisade fort high on the bluff overlooking the eastern shore of the Mississippi River in the area occupied by the American Indian tribe known as the “Natchez.” From this date modern Natchez marks its 300th anniversary in 2016.

In March, 2016, the announcement was made that Natchez Coca-Cola, a division of Coca-Cola UNITED, has teamed up with the City of Natchez in preparation for the 300th Birthday celebration of Natchez, Mississippi.  As part of the sponsorship, Natchez Coca-Cola will provide commemorative Coca-Cola bottles.   Thursday marked the unveiling of the commemorative Coca-Cola bottle at Natchez Coca-Cola.  Russ Hendley,  On Premise Sales Manager, Mississippi Division, presented the first bottle to Mayor Butch Brown, City of Natchez.  Fun times and Coca-Cola go together … just look at the photo.

Natchez, Mississippi, 300th celebration, Coca-Cola bottle, Mayor Butch Brown
Mayor Butch Brown (right), City of Natchez, not just having a Coke and a smile…but the FIRST commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the 300th Birthday of Natchez, Mississippi presented by Russ Hendley (left), On Premise Manager, Mississippi Division, Coca-Cola Bottlilng Company UNITED.


The bottles will be sold at various 300th events  such as major conferences, “birthday” events, historical reenactments, unique festivals, athletic competitions, musical tributes, parades, music and arts, and more Tricentennial themed activities.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy … including plenty of ice cold refreshing Coca-Cola.


Natchez 300th celebration group
Natchez Coca-Cola, Tricentennial representatives and Mayor Butch Brown gathered as the commemorative Coca-Cola bottle for the Tricentennial celebration of Natchez, Mississippi.


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